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by Jay Traugott
Politicians come together for the sake of America's gearheads.
Politics in the U.S. has become particularly brutal and many people (ok, most) have given up any hope for some level of bipartisanship between Republicans and Democrats and we're not looking forward to a summer full of attack ads during the presidential campaign. Fortunately, there are a few politicians in Washington D.C. who happen to like cars because the U.S. Senate has officially proclaimed that July 13th will become 'Collector Car Appreciation Day.
This would not have been possible if it weren't for the lobbying done by the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), the Automotive Restoration Market Organization and the Hot Rod Industry Alliance. It turns out there is such a thing called the Congressional Automotive Performance and Motorsports Caucus and Senators Richard Burr (R-NC) and Jon Tester (D-MT) both helped to make sure the resolution passed. So get ready to celebrate this July 13th by driving your beloved classic car around with pride. At least politicians can agree on something.